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Re: [css3-fonts] Behdad's Feedback on CSS Fonts Module Level 3 Editor's Draft 5 April 2010

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:56:07 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikHEFO1Cn-dxsxRjZsEtfA=hjAiNunzO3_9ALDd@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@behdad.org>, www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 8:20 PM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> >> Add a hint that agents may synthesize stretch?
>> >
>> > I don't think user agents should synthesize stretch.  With CSS
>> > transforms, authors can stretch or squish text if like this if they
>> > like but I don't think it should be something done automagically by
>> > user agents.
>>
>> Using transforms for stretching/shrinking fonts doesn't make sense.
>> That would stretch/shrink the entire element, not just the text.
>
> Stretch is typically "synthesized" by via an x-scale transform on
> individual glyphs, the effect is the same.

Right, synthesizing it by running a transform on individual glyphs
would make sense.  You can't do that with CSS transforms, though.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 13 August 2010 05:57:02 GMT

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